Alternatives to lightIRC for all platforms with any license

  • mIRC icon


    mIRC is a popular Internet Relay Chat client used by millions of people, and thousands of organizations, to communicate, share, play...

    Commercial Windows

  • irssi icon


    Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC and ICB protocols via plugins.

    Open Source Mac Linux Xfce

  • XChat for Linux icon

    XChat for Linux Discontinued

    XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux (Open Source) and Windows (Shareware, 30-day trial). It allows you to join multiple IRC...

    Open Source Linux

  • IRCCloud icon


    IRCCloud is an IRC client with a future. Stay connected, chat from anywhere, and never miss a message.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • Kiwi IRC icon

    Kiwi IRC

    A hand-crafted IRC client that you can enjoy. Designed to be used easily and freely. More friendly than other webirc clients giving...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Chrome

  • Konversation icon


    Konversation is an easy-to-use IRC client for novices, nut novices and experts can take advantage of its rich featureset.

    Open Source Linux

  • Lime Talk icon

    Lime Talk

    Lime Talk is an online application that allows you to easily embed a chat widget onto your site. In a couple of minutes you can...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • Shout icon


    What is it? Shout is a web IRC client that you host on your own server. What features does it have? * Multiple user support *...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Qwebirc icon


    qwebirc is a web based AJAX IRC client.

    Open Source Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Convos icon


    Convos is the simplest way to use IRC. It is always online, and accessible to your web browser, both on desktop and mobile.

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Maid-IRC icon


    A modern web IRC client. Built on Node.js.

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Node.JS

  • ZeroChat icon


    An IRC-like internet chatroom hosted on ZeroNet, a distributed network. 0rc is a fully distributed website, and messages are shared...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Python ... JavaScript ZeroNet

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  • jsIRC Discontinued

    jsIRC is written using Socket.IO, node.js, jQuery Title Alert and Sencha ExtJS, relying on string.js, Lo-Dash and PhantomJS. ...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Node.JS jQuery

  • X-Chat 2 for Windows icon

    X-Chat 2 for Windows Discontinued

    A freeware build of X-Chat for windows, as opposed to the official 30-day-trial shareware Windows build.

    Free Windows

  • Subway icon

    Subway Discontinued

    Subway is a web-based IRC client with a multi-user backend and a JavaScript-heavy UI. Frontend/backend communication is done with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Mibbit icon


    No Java, no flash. With Mibbit, chatting online is easy, just choose your nickname and press go! No sign-up is required and you can...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • bIRC icon


    bIRC is a simple, lightweight and flexible IRC-Client written in Bash. bIRC doesn't require an installation and can be launched by...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • leafChat icon


    leafChat is an IRC client for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Chat with your friends using popular IRC networks. leafChat has a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    sushi IRC suite

    The sushi IRC suite consists of a central daemon and several clients, which communicate via DBus. The daemon -- maki -- provides...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • WebIRC

    WebIRC runs as a server and is always connected to your favorite IRC networks. Seamlessly open the same session from home, work, and...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

  • CGI:IRC icon


    CGI:IRC is a Perl/CGI program that lets you access IRC from a web browser, it is designed to be flexible and has many uses such as an...

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud BSD Self-Hosted Perl

  • Gnotty

    Gnotty ties the knot between the web and IRC. It is designed to assist open source projects that host an IRC channel for collaboration...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Python

  • jakeIRC

    jakeIRC is a web-based Meteor IRC client that allows users to connect to their favorite IRC channels. To run jakeIRC locally, you...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Meteor npm

  • Nettalk icon


    Nettalk is a powerful but easy to use free (open source) IRC-client for Windows. The smart user interface is based on Windows...

    Open Source Windows

  • XChat for Windows icon

    XChat for Windows Discontinued

    XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux (Open Source) and Windows (Shareware, 30-day trial). It allows you to join multiple IRC...

    Commercial Windows

  • IceChat icon


    IceChat is a fully featured, simple to use IRC Client allowing you to chat online with your friends and for meeting new people as...

    Free Windows

  • Linkinus icon


    Linkinus 2 provides a rich, social IRC experience; featuring embedded media, short URL expansion, message starring, combined chats...

    Commercial Mac

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    IRC web chat. You can make any url with this syntax:[network|server]/[channel]/[Default_Nick_@@@] DONT PUT the #...

    Free Web / Cloud Qwebirc

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    wsIrc - the global community communicator, goal is to offer a free web IRC client which should be at the end as good as old standalone...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Social Intents icon

    Social Intents

    Live Chat by Social Intents is the easiest way to boost sales and improve customer service. Unlike other live chat solutions, our...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • VideoDesk icon


    Videodesk live chat - easy to install, customizable live chat software. Affordable pricing and powerful features.

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • MegaIRC icon

    MegaIRC Warning

    MegaIRC is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Client. It allows you to connect to the IRC network a virtual meeting place where people from...

    Free Windows

  • Chatroll icon


    Chatroll is the leading provider of interactive tools for social publishers. Using our simple copy-and-paste chat widget, publishers...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Zoho Livedesk

    Zoho Livedesk is a realtime support system for chatting with customers around the world giving assistance to customers around the...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • LostIRC icon

    LostIRC Discontinued

    LostIRC is a simple, yet very useful IRC client. It has features such as tab-autocompletion, multiple server support, automatic...

    Open Source Linux

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